Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The SWU Podcast Episode 12 | 11/29/2011

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In this episode, Star Wars fan artist Chase joins hosts Chris and Jordan in a discussion about the Clone Wars episode Kidnapped. Chase talks about his Star Wars collection and art and the hosts read this week's news headlines and announce the winner of the SWU Facebook page logo contest.



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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The SWU Podcast Episode 11 | 11/22/2011

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The eleventh episode of the SWU Podcast features an interview with special guest Dave Fennoy, the voice of General Krell from the Clone Wars TV series. Kyle, Jordan, Mike and Chris then discuss the week's Star Wars headlines and the Clone Wars episode Carnage of Krell. They read and discuss fan comments on the episode and reveal the results of the most recent fan poll.



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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ruari's Fan Fiction: 'Third Battle of Geonosis', 'Cad Bane + Boba Fett' & 'Battle of Shili' Arcs

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Third Battle of Geonosis
 Can Anakin and Saesee Tiin succeed in taking Geonosis for a third time?

 


Cad Bane + Boba Fett
Can Cad Bane and Boba Fett lead Mace Windu into a trap by killing other Jedi to get to him?



Battle of Shili
 
What if a massive Republic invasion force had to rescue Ahsoka's homeworld Shili from Separatist control?

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 4.09 "Plan Of Dissent"

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This one's going to be short and sweet, the Clone Wars crew didn't give me much to work with this week!

First off, when Fives, Jesse and Hardcase first approach Rex outside the base to inform him of their plan, Jesse is on the left and Hardcase is on the right.
But after the Camera cuts away to Rex and then back, Hardcase and Jesse have switched places.

When they are flying through the Space battle Jesse says, "I'm really not liking this!"
Fives responds, "Easy, Hardcase. Don't get an itchy trigger finger!"
 So not only is Fives talking to the wrong person but the Dialog doesn't even make any sense! My guess is there's a scene in between these two of Hardcase talking that was cut out. Otherwise this is a major head scratcher!

When they enter the Space station's hanger in their Starfighters, Hardcase is well behind Jesse and Fives when they're spotted by the Battle Droids.
A few seconds later when the door begins to close Hardcase is in the front.

Big thanks once again to Ruari for spotting most of the mistakes seen above. If I made a faux pas of my own please let me know in the comments. If you enjoyed this edition of Clone Wars Bloopers please use the share buttons below.

Even though this episode was drastically slower action wise than the last two episodes, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The detail in this episode was phenomenal, specifically in the space battle with thousands of tiny pieces of debris and even bodies floating around. The music was really epic as well, I'm always happy to hear original music that hasn't been in a half dozen episodes already! Overall I give it a 7/10 rating, a worthy edition to the arc but still Doesn't top the epicness that was Darkness on Umbara.

Until next time, MTFBWY! -B-



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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The SWU Podcast Episode 10 | 11/16/2011

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The tenth episode of the SWU Podcast features special guest Josh Luecht from the 104th WolfPack fan group, who joins Kyle, Jordan, and Chris in a discussion about this week's Star Wars headlines and the Clone Wars episode Plan of Dissent. They read and discuss fan comments on the episode and reveal the results of the most recent fan poll.



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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Burton Star Wars Snowboards

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By: Savanna Keifer

Burton Snowboards and Lucasfilm have joined forces to create limited edition and one of a kind snowboards for youth. These boards come in small sizes that range from 80 cm to 130 cm long and give a smooth ride. Each one is rigged with grippy foot pads, the Riglet Board Reel, and awesome style. 

Designs feature some of the iconic Star Wars movies such as A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Some boards even display specific characters like Boba Fett, the Stormtroopers, and Darth Vader. Along with these rad snowboards, Burton is offering an Avid Grom R2-D2 helmet. It’s made for snowboarding as well as biking and skateboarding too. 

You can purchase these Burton snowboards now for a suggested retail price of $189.95 each. The Avid Grom R2-D2 helmet will be released in mid-November with a suggested retail price of $99.95. Both are in limited quantities so act fast and go to local Burton flagship or retail store soon!!



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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 4.08 "The General"

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Beards, balls & stripes... That pretty much sums up this edition of CWB.

At the beginning of the episode, the wounded Trooper that Kix is dragging is wearing plain armor with no markings...
...But just before Kix removes his helmet it has changed.

Later, when one of the Troopers is nearly crushed to death, he has the 501st's blue markings...
...But when Kix drags him out of the rubble he has no markings. 
And he changes again once Rex steps in to help pull him to safety.

Next, when Hardcase and Fives are sneaking into the Airbase, Hardcase is missing his signature markings on his armor.

A little later when they are trying to start the Umbaran fighters, Fives manages to connect his "Orb" to the fighter. If you look in the background, Hardcase is doing the same(The base below the Orb lifts up)...
...yet a couple seconds later he has just then locked into the fighter. 

Near the end of the episode, when Krell approaches Rex and asks, "Captain, Report! What is our situation?", he is missing his beard.

Between the times When Krell turns to walk away from the camera and the final shot of episode, the Clones behind and to the sides of Rex and Fives change positions dramatically.
Notice that The two troopers behind Rex and Fives disappear and Jesse, Hardcase and Kix are all standing slightly in front of Rex instead of well behind him.

Big thanks to Ruari for spotting many of the mistakes shown here! If I made a "Blooper" of my own let me know in the comments. If you enjoyed this edition of Clone Wars Bloopers please use the share buttons below.

This episode didn't really do it for me, I can't put my finger on what about it that didn't impress me but it definitely didn't surpass "Darkness on Umbara", in my opinion. But on the contrary, there was a lot to love about this episode. Having the Clones fighting a perceptibly undefeatable enemy added a "How are they gonna get out of this one?" Vibe which is always good. The sounds that the Caterpillars made were flippin' creepy! I love how they're making Fives and Hardcase buddies, it'll be interesting to see how their relationship plays out since either one of them could lose their lives in the next two episodes. They're clearly setting up "Battle Lines" within the Clone Ranks, while Fives, Jesse and Tup are railing against Krell and his strategies, Rex and Dogma just want to follow orders. We could see some of the Clones take sides against each other once some are accused of Treason for disobeying Krell's orders. Other than that, SPACE BATTLE NEXT WEEK!! Sorry, I just had to say that. 

Hope to see you back here next week! Until then, MTFBWY! -B-




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The SWU Podcast Episode 09 | 11/9/2011

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In this episode, Jenn a.k.a. Wookielover1138 from the Kessel Run Review joins Kyle and Chris in a discussion about the Clone Wars episode "The General". Plus Jenn talks about her Youtube show and her collecting and customizing hobbies.



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Friday, November 4, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 4.07 "Darkness On Umbara"

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Even as awesomely epic as this episode was, it wasn't perfect! This one's going to be short and sweet since I'm short on time and bloopers!

First off, when one of the AT-RT's jumps out of the back of a Gunship, there is no one inside.

A little later, an AT-RT stomps on a retreating Umbaran...
 ...But when the camera pans out the presumably dead Umbaran, and his glowing Blaster, are nowhere to be seen.

Next... Way back during the Battle of Teth in the Clone Wars movie, in the scene where the Gunships are about to land on the planet, the blast shields are closed and the lights inside the cabin turn red,
prompting the Clones to say "Red light, stand by!". 
When the Gunships landed the light turned green and the doors swung open, signaling it was safe to jump out.
In this episode we had a similar landing but once the Gunships landed and the Troopers jumped out, the light remained red. Was it intentional or could this be a blooper?

After the initial battle, when the camera approaches Anakin and Rex in the trench, Fives can be seen in the background but his helmet doesn't have any markings on it. It even appears to have a "Fin" which is an attribute of the Phase I & II "Hybrid" helmet seen in the Citadel Trilogy of last season.

During the final battle, when the second artillery shell explodes amongst the Clones, a lone Clone trooper wearing phase I armor can be seen in the background. Notice the "Fin" on the top of his helmet. Also, Anthony noted that this blooper can only be seen in the widescreen format such as the picture below which came from Starwars.com.

Big thanks to Anthony and Ruari who once again spotted many of the bloopers seen here! If you enjoyed this edition of CWB please use the share button below. If I made a Faux Pas please let me know in the comments.

Wow, wow, WOW!! The *Clone* Wars is back and better than ever! This episode is quite possibly my favorite out of the entire series. It should be a crime to call this show a "Cartoon"! The graphics in this episode were amazing! The story was compelling and unlike anything we've seen before. The dialogue was some of the best to come out of the show so far. The music was superb... And my personal favorite, THE ACTION! It was incredible and it's got to be one of the most thrilling things to come out of Star Wars in a long time! All in all I give this episode a (You guessed it!) 10/10 Rating!

Until next time, MTFBWY! -B-



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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The SWU Podcast Episode 08 | 11/3/2011

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In this episode, Star Wars Underworld founder Ben and podcast team member Savanna join Kyle and Chris in a discussion about the Clone Wars episode Darkness on Umbara. Listen for a preview of Ben's upcoming Clone Wars Bloopers and a special announcement about an upcoming podcast guest.



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